Pronunciation: (bal-bō'u; Sp. bäl-bô'ä),[key] —n. 1. Vas•co Nú•ñez de Pronunciation: (bäs'kô nOO'nyeth &thslash;e),[key] 1475?–1517, Spanish adventurer and explorer who discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513.
2. a seaport in Panama at the Pacific terminus of the Panama Canal. 2568.
3. (l.c.) a silver coin and monetary unit of Panama, equal to 100 centesimos.